September 29, 2022
DraftKings NHL: Monday Breakdown

The Connor McDavid experience may be coming to a close for the year. Colorado has managed to win the first three games of the Western Conference Finals. A sweep is possible Monday. The Avalanche might punch their ticket to the Stanley Cup Finals. That means needing another win on the road, though. The impartial viewer will want an Edmonton win, and also the impartial DFS player. More hockey means more contests! For DraftKings’ single-game contests, you get $50,000 in salary to spend on six players. Your captain earns 1.5 times the points, but also commands a higher salary. For perhaps the last time in this series, here is a lineup you could go with.

Connor McDavid, EDM vs. COL ($15,900): The narrative early in the playoffs was that McDavid was carrying the Oilers on his back. Well he’ll need to do that again. However, what are the odds the Oilers are swept at this point in the playoffs, and at home at that? Beyond playing the odds, McDavid is still, you know, McDavid. He has 30 points and 56 shots on net in the playoffs, and has at least one point in every single home game he’s played this postseason.

Cale Makar, COL at EDM ($8,800): Makar’s defensive acumen has been getting some love in this series, but DFS players care about his offensive upside. You know, like his 86 points in the regular season, or his 17 points in 13 playoff games. Makar also had 34 power-play points this season, and the Oilers had the 17th-ranked penalty kill.

Zach Hyman, EDM vs. COL ($7,800): Hyman’s six-game goal streak ended in Game 2 of this series, but he did pick up an assist in Game 3. Over the last two rounds he’s also put 36 shots on net in eight games. He may skate alongside Leon Draisaitl and not McDavid in Game 4, but that’s not necessarily a bad place to be. Plus, he’s averaged 3:17 on the power play in this series, and the Avalanche had the 15th-ranked penalty kill.

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